Cracking codes and Tudor charters... family fun this May half-term at Saffron Walden Museum

17:06 19 May 2014

Saffron Walden Museum

Saffron Walden Museum


This May half-term Saffron Walden Museum has two very different family events taking place to tickle the scientific and historical fancies!

On Wednesday, May 28 and Thursday, May 29 the museum will be celebrating 150 years since Samuel Morse sent the first Morse Code message. There will be messages to crack in ancient and modern codes to reveal hidden secrets about some of the objects in the museum. There will also be the chance to see a real Morse Code machine and even to try your hand at sending a coded message (technology allowing!) The activities will take place between 11am-1pm and 2-4pm and are suitable for children seven years and over. Usual entry fees apply.

And there is more ...

On Saturday, May 31 the museum will be continuing the celebration of 500 years since the town got its charters. Visitors can make their own charter and decorate it as beautifully as the Tudors did. The activity will take place between 11am-1pm and 2-4pm in the museum’s Great Hall.

The charter activity is suitable for all ages. Usual entry fees apply (adults £1.50, concessions 75p, young people 18 and under free).

For information contact Gemma Tully, visitor and learning services officer, on 01799 510333 or e-mail


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